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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I'm getting married in May, but not sure when to post out the invites.
    My wedding planner app on the phone says March - but I think that's way too late. I was thinking of November, but not sure if that's too early?
    I wanted time to send them out, see who wasn't coming and then have time to invite others in their place.
    When are you sending yours out? And how long are you giving the guests to RSVP?
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    mine is in July and sending out my 1st batch end of january, with a rsvp of 2 months, then sending out another lot end of feb, and final lot with the extras that we may be able to squeeze in with any declines from first 2 lots end of march (RSVP is online so should be easy) with final rsvps by end of may, so i have time to chase up any non rsvps, also evening invites going out end of april.

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    • xsazxtillyx
      CommentAuthorxsazxtillyx
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I'm getting married in June and was thinking of sending out invites end of January early February. I want to make sure that that everyone has time to reply and so they know not to book holidays etc.
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    We had two lots, so we went them out quite early; first batch went out early/mid-March with an RSVP of beginning May; second batch went out once the first batch were back, with an RSVP of mid-June (our wedding was 2nd August).

    Also, we were offering food and drink choices (3 starters, 4 mains, and 3 desserts), so once the RSVPs were back I had to collate these to get the numbers for each dish plus how anyone ordering steak wanted it cooked, and I then had to do the table plan (which I couldn't finalise until we had all our RSVPs back) and also included the menu choices on that. that took quite a while, and the venue needed it 3 weeks before the day.

    Even without that though I think the latest I'd have sent invitations would have been maybe 3 months before, with a deadline of 6 weeks before if I was sending out just one lot. If you're doing two batches, I'd be looking at sending the first batch at least 4.5 months before, and then the second 2.5-3 months before. That way you have time to chase people if they haven't replied and still have plenty of time to give your venue your final numbers.
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I'm getting married in April and posting mine in the next few weeks (before the end of October) as I don't want them to be too late and get mixed up or binned with Christmas post. Our RSVP date is 21st February (would have done a week before but valentines would probably mean theyd be late anyway)

    I would probably agree with barbie if you're wanting to send two batches out. I did consider it but decided I'd rather save the money than invite extra people for the sake of it as we've already gone over numbers and £2000 over budget.

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    • Becca
      CommentAuthorBecca
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    My friend gets married in may and she has sent her day invites out already. x

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    Sounds like I need to get a move on then. I think the end of October/beginning of November is a good time then.

    I have emailed the restaurant with the menu choices, so waiting on their menu cards. Have nearly got my invites sorted, just need finalise the wording and get them ordered.
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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I would say about 6 months before :)

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    We sent ours out in January for an August wedding, but we hadn't done save the dates. If we had we might have sent them later, but we wanted to get them out before people booked their holidays. I think there is a lot to be said for sending them early, and having a sensible RSVP deadline so that you have time to fill gaps. I would say if you ask for RSVPs by sometime in March, you then have time to chase those who haven't responded.

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    We get married in August and are thinking about sending invites out in March with recap mid May, evening invites will go out end of May beginning of June.

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    Marrying july n i have no idea when to send them out lol i think a frend got marred auguat she had her rsvps back by june (but she had a 3 course meal we arent) so i may atill do the same hand them out feb or march rsvp by april may?

    Maybe a bit earlier as ours is factory shut down and school hols and a friday. We did do save the dates for this rsn tho x
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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    We got married in August, and we sent our invites out in April
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I would say about 6 months before as well x

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    • Nelinde
      CommentAuthorNelinde
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2014
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    I'm getting married end of June and am planning on sending out invites sometime in January. That way it's after the Xmas rush and it gives plenty of time for rsvps as we also need time to confirm final numbers with certain companies we have booked etc :)

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